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There seems to be a lot of confustion/misinformation about the power regulation needs of a home theater. So what do you have in yours?


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I have only a surge protector. I don't think my money would be well spent on those other things.
 

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I have a surge protector and UPS. The UPS is connected to the HTPC and Dish DVR only, though, as it can't hang with the audio equipment.
 

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I used to just use a power strip surge protector. But I kept getting a fizzled picture on the TV whenever anything happened electrically in my apt. Got a Monster Power center (mid-level component type) and never see any such effects any more. It's great.
 

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Of course, the reason I'm posting this is because my theater is under a month away from going live... and I want to make sure I'm not putting my equipment at risk.


At this point, I'm leaning towards a respectable brand outlet strip as the starting point, and upgrading if the need presents itself. If this poll reveals a larger percentage going with something more, i'll consider it.


Already I'm surprised with the number of people using voltage regulators and UPS's.


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My one and only monster device, is a power conditioner, I only got it because i stole it (figuratively, not literally).
 

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I'm using a UPS, in part because power failures would kill the lamp in my LCD RPTV, in part because there is also a home theater PC (and they don't take kindly to getting power yanked either). With the frequent mini-outtages in my previous residence it was well worth the money.


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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
The APC S-15 has all those components, so I checked them all. ;-)


Kal


You have your whole house running through it? Impressive... :p


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You have your whole house running through it? Impressive... :p


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Ya got me! No, only the system is on the S-15 but I also have a whole house device in the breaker box.


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You forgot None of the above


I personally do not use any type of surge protection on my system. (well not intentionally that power strip I use may have a MOV in it) For starters I live in an area of very low lightning. Also all comsumer electronics have to pass basic high voltage transient immunity so they already have MOV's in them.


I prefer to rely on a good home owners insurance policy, mine covers my equipment if it is damaged by power surges or lightning (as long as I did not cause them myself)


Sure, I love my current system but I would not shed too many tears if lightning struck my house and my insurance bought me a shinny new system. ;)
 

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Whole house and point of use devices.
 

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Surge suppressor on the electronics (not the amps or subs). UPS on the TV for bulb cool-down.


Will go to a whole-house suppressor at some point.
 

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I just use Richrd Gray's Power Company the 600S for my home theatre front ends and 400s for my Video equipments. As for the amps I plug them directly to the wall.

They work fine for now, and I never have any problems with the electricity damaging my equipments.
 
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